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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery


Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery

updated 6:06 PM CST, Weds April 4, 2012


Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery is the only surviving churchyard (that is, a graveyard adjacent to and affiliated with a church) within the city of Chicago. Located in the West Ridge neighborhood on the far north side, the church, erected 1905, is a neo-Gothic structure, clad in brick with ornamentation of limestone and bronze. Originally serving the German Catholic community, as the population changed, it was given to a Croatian parish in the 1970s. Local legend has it that "Sailor Jack", the boy on the "Cracker Jack" box, is buried here, though various identities are given for him. I have not yet found definitive proof of this.

Source: Graveyards.com, Additional photos at the Graveyards Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery feature.










Saint Henry Catholic Cemetery office located at Calvary Cemetery 301 Chicago Avenue, Evanston, Illinois (847) 864-3050

Office hours 8:30am - 4:00pm Mon-Fri
9:30am-1:00pm Saturday


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